Health, education, and livelihood are the major thrusts that Mayor Albee Benitez uphold so as to improve and extend hope to the lives of every Bacolodnon.

Today, February 17, the City Cooperative and Livelihood Development Office (CCLDO), in partnership with the Project HOPE (Honest Opportunities for Philippine Entrepreneurs), held a turnover ceremony of free business franchise to more than 200 beneficiaries of Bacolod City.

During the event, Project HOPE Head Al John Balaoro discussed about 21 in 1 free businesses franchise for its project beneficiaries ranging from commodities to equipment to services.

SP Committee Head on Cooperatives and Livelihood Councilor Thaddy Sayson was optimistic about the project creating a sustainable livelihood assistance to deserving beneficiaries of the city.

Online sellers and marketers have pre-registered and will undergo training to prepare them on the e-commerce platform and initial rice franchise.

Bacolod City was the first to launch with the said project amongst all cities, government agencies and NGOs in the Philippines.

Chairperson on Trade and Commerce Councilor Vladimir Gonzalez, Sectoral Head Carmeli Bantug-Zayco, and CCLDO Head Brenda Burdeos also attended the event.
(Source: Bacolod City Public Information Office)

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